New York state vs New York City: the war over foie gras

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Ferndale (United States) (AFP) – In New York, one of the most celebrated culinary centers in the world, a war over foie gras is pitting the city, backed by animal rights activists, against duck farmers and restaurant owners, whose position is supported by the state. Karen Frommer, enjoying a meal at an upscale restaurant in Manhattan, shrugs when asked about the Big Apple’s ban on the sale, consumption and possession of the controversial delicacy. “We will never be able to deal with vegans at all,” the 78-year-old tells AFP. “But if they are always focused on the feeding of the ducks, let them…

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